Partly marketing, partly context. Rick Barry and Kobe actually share a lot of crazy similarities, from their arrogance/hyper competitiveness to disdainful treatment of their teammates to them both giving up on their team in a Game 7, BOTH against the Suns. Both were fierce competitors on the court who’s perfectionism irritated teammates and opponents alike.… Continue reading Why is Rick Barry so hated while Kobe and Jordan are so beloved despite also being hard on their teammates?
Lebron James is one of the most unfairly hated athletes in history. I firmly believe this. Wilt was hated in his day for playing selfishly, Magic was called “Tragic Johnson” for his choking the 1984 Finals, Jordan was also criticized for being a ball hog in his pre championship days and even the now much… Continue reading Why is there so much hate for LeBron James?
1950s: Bob Pettit – George Mikan, Bob Cousy runner ups Yeah I’m going with Pettit over Mikan and Cousy. The reasoning being: Mikan had no competition for his time and it was pre shot clock, pre goaltending era, he was playing in a baby version of the NBA basically. Cousy was a great player but… Continue reading Who would you say was the greatest NBA players of each decade for the past 40 years?